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Column: The Holiday Season On A Budget

Column: The Holiday Season On A Budget

[Written by Carla Seely] The holiday season reminds many us of the joy of giving, spending time with family, and having a little time off from work to decompress. However, for many it can be a very stressful time. The joy of giving may be replaced with concerns of unaffordability, and spending time with family and taking time off work may be replaced... Read more of this article

Column: Minimum Wage, Economy & More

Column: Minimum Wage, Economy & More

[Opinion column written by OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] From my experience, most Bermudians believe everyone deserves a wage or salary which allows them to afford necessities. But the debate I keep hearing is whether a minimum wage which hopefully scales into a liveable wage is the way to go, or will rebuilding the economy cause wages to rise due to organic... Read more of this article

Column: Sea Connection, Blue Economy & More

Column: Sea Connection, Blue Economy & More

[Opinion column written by Ryan Smith] Bermuda is known all over the world as an economical miracle. There is a second miracle that we live with daily though, albeit an unrecognized or rather underappreciated one. Connection to the wider world. This of course has a strong relationship with the first miracle. There are few comparatively sized and remote... Read more of this article

Column: Fishing, BOPP, Consultation & More

Column: Fishing, BOPP, Consultation & More

[Opinion column written by PLP Senator Lindsay Simmons] Your Government believes it is essential to not only lay out the facts after the recent press conference held by the Fisherman’s Association of Bermuda. We also want to assure the public that, as your Government, we remain committed to listening to, respecting, and working in collaboration... Read more of this article

Column: Let’s Make ‘Giving Tuesday’ Count

Column: Let’s Make ‘Giving Tuesday’ Count

[Column written by Dr Myra Virgil] Tuesday, November 29, 2022, will be acknowledged in countries around the world as Giving Tuesday. Its purpose is as simple and uncomplicated as it gets: to encourage people to do good. Giving Tuesday began in the US as a collaboration between the United Nations Foundation and the 92nd Street Y in New York City –... Read more of this article

Column: Navigating Power, Control & Trust

Column: Navigating Power, Control & Trust

[Column written by Kjeld Mizpah [KJ] Conyers-Steede] Navigating the shift of meaningful economic development Navigating Power, Control, and Trust has impacted me since the age of 10 years. At that age, I realized how our colonial history shapes and impacts our present and future. As an individual whose legal nationality is a British Overseas Territory... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Crisis Management

Carla Seely Column: Crisis Management

[Written by Carla Seely] Have you ever been in a situation where you think you’re finally doing well, your finances seem to be coming together, you start to have a positive outlook on your financial future, and then – wham! – something unexpected knocks you back to square one? If you speak to anyone who’s been in an emergency situation... Read more of this article

Column: Tessitore On Throne Speech & Youth

Column: Tessitore On Throne Speech & Youth

[Opinion column written by approved OBA candidate Sophia Tessitore] After listening to the Government’s 2022 Throne Speech, it has become increasingly clear to me that despite its lackluster 1000 Day Plan and Education Authority, the Progressive Labour Party Government is woefully unprepared and unwilling to meet the needs of Bermuda’s youth. As... Read more of this article

Column: Tourism, Fairmont Southampton & More

Column: Tourism, Fairmont Southampton & More

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jason Wade] With the Premier’s recent announcement that the Fairmont Southampton deal is in the final stage of completion, Bermuda can breathe a massive sigh of relief! Bermuda tourism is coming back, and with it, tremendous opportunities for Bermudians to take the reins once again in an industry that we not only... Read more of this article

Column: Dwayne Robinson On Throne Speech

Column: Dwayne Robinson On Throne Speech

[Opinion column written by OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] The reconvening of Parliament is upon us, Bermuda. This is when the elected Government lays out its agenda for the legislative year. I implore every resident of Bermuda to listen to this year’s Throne Speech with scrutiny. In the upcoming year, we should be keeping track of the promises of the PLP... Read more of this article

Sue Couper Column: Future Self & Retirement

Sue Couper Column: Future Self & Retirement

[Opinion column written by Sue Couper] Retirement might be a long way off for you, or it may be knocking on your door. Either way, your current-self and your future-self are inseparable; you can’t divorce or sack yourself, you’re together ‘until death do us part.’ And so, like any good marriage or life-long partnership, the way to please the... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Is Now A Time To Save?

Carla Seely Column: Is Now A Time To Save?

[Written by Carla Seely] Is Now a Time to Save, or Should I Keep Spending? Unless you’ve been living in a remote cabin with no connection to the outside world, you’re probably aware of the looming concerns that most global economists and global leaders share. Their primary worries can be summed up in an unsettling pair of words: global recession. A... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Election, Democracy, More

Column: Famous On Election, Democracy, More

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “To divide and rule is their only plan, their only plan” – Jah Cure The continued attempts by those that do not support the Progressive Labour Party [PLP] to dictate how our party runs our internal affairs are both laughable, and more importantly, something to be conscious of. One has to ask themselves... Read more of this article